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10 Minute Commercial?

Tire maker Pirelli has produced a cool 10-minute horror film called “The Call.” Starring John Malkovich and Naomi Campbell, it is about a priest called in to exorcize a possessed car. Now, I’m sure the purpose of this little movie, which is quite beautiful to watch although the ending is just corny and weird, is […]

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Space Couture

We’re barely there and already a designer is planning for fashion forward space tourists! Last month marked the deadline for a unique fashion design competition: the Hyper Space Couture Design Contest. Entrants designed “Microgravity Wear for the First Generation of Space Tourism.” The designer behind this competition is Eri Matsui, a fashion designer from Japan […]

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Robo Receptionist

People Staff of Nagoya, Japan, wants Hello Kitty to greet visitors when they come into an office. Well, at least a robot receptionist modeled after the popular icon. In February of this year, they launched Robot Dispatch, where Japanese companies can rent an electronic receptionist in the shape of characters such as Hello Kitty for […]

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Space Tourism Update: Spaceport Planned for Singapore

Space Adventures Ltd, the company that took the world’s first three space tourists to the International Space Station, is working with a consortium in Singapore on a $115 million base to launch rockets for suborbital flights. “The commercial possibilities of space tourism are enormous,” Nick Marrett, founder of Octtane and member of the consortium said. […]

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Updates to Stories in The Genre Traveler

Expedition Everest Disney World’s “Expedition Everest” ride, mentioned on page 6 of the January issue of The Genre Traveler, was unveiled for 1,500 travel trade professionals and media last Friday, April 7. The 3.5 minute ride was a collaborative effort between Walt Disney Imagineering, The Discovery Channel and Conservation International. For more information, visit www.disneyeverest.com/?CMP=KNC-EverestGoogle&HBX_PK=Expedition+Everest&HBX_OU=50 […]

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